Are You Watching BBQ USA? 7-26-22

Are you watching the new Food Network show “BBQ USA” starring Michael Symon? If you haven’t and you love BBQ, you are definitely missing out on one awesomely informative show all about the que.

BBQ USA has traveled across the country to some of the biggest BBQ competitions from Kansas to Georgia to the great state of Texas so far.

Season 1, Episode 3

Risk It for the Brisket

Michael Symon visits the Lone Star State for the Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off. The teams compete in ribs, chicken and pork, but the real star is brisket. Which team has what it takes to win, and which teams are all hat and no cattle?

Episode aired Monday, July 25, 2022

Tip of the Week from BBQ USA

Use Cornhusker Kitchen Gourmet Duck Fat Cooking Oil Spray to give a nice glossy look and added moisture to your beef brisket.

Here are a few of the Texas BBQ competition teams featured:

Rio Valley Meat-Weslaco, Texas

Fred Robles knows meat. A butcher by trade and owner of Rio Valley Meats in Weslaco, Texas, Fred entered his first barbecue competition with a borrowed smoker and a love for barbecue. After placing fifth in chicken during his first competition, he was hooked. Since then, he has been awarded hundreds of first-place categories, 95 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships, and was recently named the 2019 American Royal World Champion and 2019 National BBQ Grand Champion.

You can pick up Rio Valley Meat Perfecto Rub at

Fat Boys BBQ-Temple, Texas

This father & son team out of Temple, TX are no strangers to the award stage, and their trophy cabinet shows it. Danny Mikes cooked competitively for over 15 years, winning almost every major cook off in the United States, including The American Royal Open BBQ world championship in 1997, The Jack Daniels Invitational in 1998, along with many other national and Texas state championships. He retired from competition in 2001 to open his own restaurant. In 2013 his son Corey coaxed him back into competing and they have been full force since then. Fat Boys BBQ have earned perfect scores in all four meats judged in KCBS, multiple Grand Championships and Reserve Grand Championships along with a trip to the prestigious King of the Smoker in 2017 where the very best pitmasters in the world face off each year.

You can order Fat Boys Beef ‘Roids Rub at

Chicken Fried BBQ-Spring, Texas

Bill Purvis of Chicken Fried BBQ is one of the new pitmasters to be featured in the latest episode of BBQ USA. Bill and his Chicken Fried BBQ competition team is out of Spring, Texas and is quickly adding hardware to their trophy room.

Chicken Fried BBQ Texas Rib Grind was originally designed for a no sauce rib rub, but has also found success as a layer in competition bbq and not just on ribs 🙂 Enjoy, Share, and Tag #ChickenFriedGrind

Grab your own Chicken Fried BBQ Texas Rib Grind at

Props to the BBQ Spot and Hardcore Carnivore for their about stories on Rio Valley Meat and Fat Boys BBQ.

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